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John Drake

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While the reality shows, soaps and suchlike crud are on, there are other channels showing other things. There is also the 'off' switch.

I watched the first series of 'Strictly' and 'I'm a Celebrity' out of curiosity, and sort of enjoyed them, but never felt the need or desire to watch subsequent series.

In my mind there's two types of these Celeb shows, there's the ones where they actually do something difficult (Strictly & masterchef being 2 examples) then there's the ones where they sit around doing ###### all all day with occasional fabricated tasks (Get me out of here)

Mrs Shadow is addicted to strictly but that and the Apprentice are the only reality shows we watch, partly because they don't treat everyone like complete imbeciles banging on about the "journey" and referring to someone's dead granny who'd be so proud and is watching you now chuck. And they don't have Cheryl Cole involved. Or that one from N-Dubz.

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The first ever series of Big Brother was riveting telly I thought. But that was ten years back or more. Nowadays these type of programmes are revolting - take a bunch of bewildered, confused, lonely people and poke them with sticks until they dance for our amusement.

I'm A Celebrity is no better for having (nominal) celebrities. Mostly they're just as sad as the poor idiots on the "normal" reality shows.

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In my mind there's two types of these Celeb shows, there's the ones where they actually do something difficult (Strictly & masterchef being 2 examples) then there's the ones where they sit around doing ###### all all day with occasional fabricated tasks (Get me out of here)

Mrs Shadow is addicted to strictly but that and the Apprentice are the only reality shows we watch, partly because they don't treat everyone like complete imbeciles banging on about the "journey" and referring to someone's dead granny who'd be so proud and is watching you now chuck. And they don't have Cheryl Cole involved. Or that one from N-Dubz.

I find the idea of watching people be mediocre at something rather odd but having said that I think you're right. There is clearly some merit and interest in Strictly Come Dancing that is not there in IACGMOOH

The Apprentice absolutely falls into the category of stick poking the mentally insecure for cheap laughs. You're a fool if you watch it.

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I find the idea of watching people be mediocre at something rather odd but having said that I think you're right. There is clearly some merit and interest in Strictly Come Dancing that is not there in IACGMOOH

The Apprentice absolutely falls into the category of stick poking the mentally insecure for cheap laughs. You're a fool if you watch it.

I think it's unfair to say the contestants in Strictly and Masterchef are being mediocre, certainly in the later stages of the competition I think they are genuinely reaching professional standards, Kyran Bracken (ex England RU Scrum Half and qualified Solicitor, that''s why you've never heard of him ;)) went on from Celebrities on Ice to being a professional skatist (or whatever the actual term is)

In my heart of hearts I can't disagree with you about the Apprentice, I feel dirty after I watch it but I can't help myself :(

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Apprentice is worth watching for Alan Sugars' jokes alone. A real gag meister.

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I think it's unfair to say the contestants in Strictly and Masterchef are being mediocre, certainly in the later stages of the competition I think they are genuinely reaching professional standards, Kyran Bracken (ex England RU Scrum Half and qualified Solicitor, that''s why you've never heard of him ;)) went on from Celebrities on Ice to being a professional skatist (or whatever the actual term is)

Of course I've heard of Kyran Bracken. He played Tim Nice but Dim in that Harry Enfield show in the 90s! Great character.

I'm pretty much alright with Strictly Come Dancing for the reasons you give, I'm just not that interested in it.

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In my mind there's two types of these Celeb shows, there's the ones where they actually do something difficult (Strictly & masterchef being 2 examples) then there's the ones where they sit around doing ###### all all day with occasional fabricated tasks (Get me out of here)

I think I would find eating a dead Ostrich anus on I'm a Sleb more of a challenge than learning to rumba on Strictly. :D

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While the reality shows, soaps and suchlike crud are on, there are other channels showing other things. There is also the 'off' switch.

I watched the first series of 'Strictly' and 'I'm a Celebrity' out of curiosity, and sort of enjoyed them, but never felt the need or desire to watch subsequent series.

There is the 'off' switch, but the female wing of the family like shows like Strictly, X-Factor, Apprentice, etc,, and I do get a fair bit of tolerance from Mrs H when I follow my leisure pursuits, so fair's fair.

And it's not as though I don't like 'easy-watching' TV - I've just enjoyed Police-Camera-Action (coz the telly was on as my son is waiting for the footie), will watch the US equivalents (again if someone switches it on), and, in the same circumstances, will chuckle at the slap-stick of something like You've Been Framed.

Like others have said, though, I draw the line at publicity-hungry 'celebs' doing meaningless tasks, bitching about each other and being made fools of in totally artificial situations.

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I think I would find eating a dead Ostrich anus on I'm a Sleb more of a challenge than learning to rumba on Strictly. :D

Yeah, but which skill would stand you in greater stead?

"Excuse me, may I dance the rumba with you?"

or

"Come 'ere, Ostrich, I want to gobble your anus?" :unsure::O

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"Come 'ere, Ostrich, I want to gobble your anus?" :unsure::O

I don't think it's I'm a Celeb that you are being forced to watch.... :O

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Yeah, but which skill would stand you in greater stead?

"Excuse me, may I dance the rumba with you?"

or

"Come 'ere, Ostrich, I want to gobble your anus?" :unsure::O

Depends what sort of girl you want to pick up...

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Yeah, but which skill would stand you in greater stead?

I'd be no good at either! :D

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There is, though a way to find out! Maybe LPL should arrange a charity version of " I'm a fan, dance me out of here"

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Awww, former Doctor Who Colin Baker has gone. :(

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Awww, former Doctor Who Colin Baker has gone. :(

Don't worry; he'll come back earlier in the series.

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